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Letter to Bret Baier: Watch Out for the Fellow

Dear  Bret Baier,

Here’s the tip-off. Eric Hananoki, that tweeting weisel over at Media Matters, is already plotting to break into your seriously kick-ass Twitter trivia contest on Monday afternoon.

Last week the research fellow joined in on the G-rated fun, won your contest about a toad and watched in slow motion horror as you awarded his prize to someone else – a clearly better someone who doesn’t work at Media Matters. He tagged on a pointed question about your FNC colleague Bill Sammon, a disgusting move for a research fellow taking time away from his afternoon ping pong game to participate in your trivia. Now you’ve blocked him on Twitter — a pivotal act as you take your game to the next level: Actual frogs. News of you blocking him shattered the concrete walls at Media Matters just before lunch today.

Good thought — ruin those monsters’ lunches. We don’t blame you.

But here’s the thing: He’s technologically savvy, rabid and liberal. He thinks your trivia contest should be open to all and wants back in. He also has the audacity to still want your prizes — Fox News ties and such — which would get him stuffed into a closet if he wore the neckwear to work. “I would still trade the prize of an FNC tie – value $15.95 — for Baier’s reaction to Bill Sammon’s recent admission,” he told FishbowlDC. Hananoki then went into a long-winded explanation of what Sammon said. It was a long sentence that could make a person choke, something ridiculous about Sammon saying he pushed some “mischievous speculation” about POTUS that he found rather “far-fetched.”

In goody two shoes fashion, he said NBC “Meet the Press” Executive Producer Betsy Fischer gave him a mug when he won her trivia contest. “Though to be fair, I didn’t pair it with any questions,” he reasoned.

Here’s what we say to you Baier. F&@k fair. Don’t let him back in. We’ve enclosed his mug above so you can be on the lookout.

Yours truly,


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Postcard to Bret Baier: We Understand

Look Bret Baier, we understand where you’re coming from. You’re an anchor for FNC and Media Matters, which bashes your network every hour on the hour, has some lowly wonkoid research fellow enter your Twitter trivia contest. And he wins. Shit. Now what do you do?

Well, you do what you did yesterday, which is what any self-respecting FNC anchor would do with those animals over at Media Matters — you ignored him. Specifically, Eric Hananoki, who took precious time away from researching how to bash you to answer a perfectly intelligent question about a toad sculpture.

Your Trivia Q: “In the Grapevine, during last night’s Special Report, how much did the giant toad sculpture outside a new defense dept. building cost?”

Hananoki came in strong a minute later with the correct answer of $600,000 and a question. “Any comment on Bill Sammon?” he tagged onto his tweet. The fellow wanted your thoughts on your colleague Sammon’s admission to lying on air about POTUS being a socialist. You ignored the Sammon question (damn straight, by the way) and gave the award to the deliciously-named Mark Grapentine, offering him a sweet FNC hat, mug or tie. (Because really, who doesn’t want Fox News neckwear? Personally, we’d like the mug as an intimidation tactic.)

We know you’re still bitter, Hananoki. But there’s always next week. Same time. Same place.